Category: Africa

Katanga Mining Expanding Production at Kamoto Copper

Katanga Mining has completed hot commissioning of Phase 2 of the whole-ore leach (WOL) processing facility at its 75% owned Kamoto Copper copper-cobalt mine in the Kolwezi district of Lualaba province, Democratic Republic of the...

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Feasibility Studies Advance 2 Iamgold Projects

Iamgold has reported results from feasibility studies of its joint-venture Côté gold project in Ontario, Canada, and its Boto gold project in eastern Senegal. The Côté feasibility study describes a project having a mine life of...

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Orca Gold Nearing Construction Start

Orca Gold has released the results of a feasibility study of its 70% owned Block 14 gold project in northern Republic of the Sudan that targets average production of 228,000 ounces per year (oz/y) during the first seven years of...

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AngloGold Ashanti Signs Obuasi Mining Contract

AngloGold Ashanti announced finalization of a five-year underground mining contract at the Obuasi redevelopment project with Underground Mining Alliance Ltd. (UMA), a joint venture between African Underground Mining Services...

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Mali Approves Agribusiness at Morila

The government of Mali has approved Randgold Resources’ ambitious plans to develop an agribusiness at the Morila gold mine in southern Mali to replace mining with a sustainable economic activity after the mine closes in two...

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Hummingbird Installing Second Ball Mill at Yanfolila

Hummingbird Resources is installing a second ball mill at its Yanfolila gold mine in southern Mali to increase plant throughput capacity from 1.24 million metric tons per year (mt/y) to 1.4 million mt/y when processing a blend...

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Implats Restructuring Rustenburg Operations

Impala Platinum (Implats) has completed a strategic review aimed at restoring its Rustenburg operations on the western limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Complex to long-term sustainability and profitability. The planned...

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Randgold Developing Super Pit at Gounkoto

The Malian government has agreed to grant a 50% corporate tax reduction for the next four years to support the development of a super pit at Randgold Resources’ Gounkoto mine in southwest Mali. The expanded pit will be one of...

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Kibali Underground Ramp-up Continues

Gold production at the Kibali mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo is rising steadily on the back of the optimization of its automated underground operation, and it is on track to beat its guidance of 730,000 ounces (oz) for...

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Commissioning Begins at Gamsberg

Vedanta Zinc International is nearing startup of its Gamsberg open-pit zinc mine in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province and expects to produce the first zinc concentrate by early September. Feeding of ore to the front end of...

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